Chattogram District Administration yesterday fined a factory owner Tk 20,000 and sealed off another factory for producing and selling substandard hand-sanitisers in Chattogram city without approval of the drug administration department.
Omar Faruque, executive magistrate of Chattogram District Administration, told the Daily Star, "Factory owner Manik Ghosh ran an illegal business under the name of 'Manik Enterprise' during the pandemic."
"Manik had been cooperating with one Mansur Ali, owner of 'Jamjam Chemicals', to produce sanitisers using substandard chemicals," the magistrate said.
"Being informed by Manik, we rushed Jamjam Chemicals' factory, but found it closed," he said. "For their offenses, we have fined Manik Tk 20,000 and sealed off Mansur Ali's factory."